Monthly Archives: February 2012

MODI Live DVD Taping a Success!

This last Saturday, long-time friend of the club MODI recorded what is sure to be a classic comedy special at the Comic Strip Live!

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Performing for an hour on both the 8pm and 10:30 shows, MODI left the capacity crowd in stitches as he successfully created a lasting, permanent record of his art.

Congratulations Modi!

To find out when you can see MODI next, check out our schedule.

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Come Watch MODI Record His New One Hour Stand Up Special!

THIS SATURDAY!

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On both the 8pm and 10:30pm shows, Comic Strip Live! favorite MODI will record his new one-hour DVD/Comedy Special live on stage at the Strip! We want a packed house of Modi fans,  so if you want to see your favorite comedian record his new special, you better come on down to the Comic Strip this Saturday night.

Call (212) 861-9386 to make your reservations! This show WILL sell out!

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Tonight at the Comic Strip – Saturday Night Live’s JAY PHAROAH!

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Swing by tonight to see one of the freshest young face to grace the Saturday Night Live stage in years in person as Jay Pharoah performs at the Comic Strip Live!

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MODI Tapes His New One Hour Special this Saturday at the Comic Strip!

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Watch Nore Davis KILL IT on “The Ruckus!”

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One of the best and brightest stars at The Comic Strip Live! made his television debut last night when Nore Davis performed on Comedy Central’s Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus!

The full-clip isn’t online yet, but check out this short sample from Nore’s set that has Def Jam found Russell Simmon’s roaring with laughter from his seat!

Nore Davis on The Ruckus!

To find out when you can catch Nore Davis life, keep an eye on our schedule!

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Watch Myq Kaplan perform on Conan!

This last week, good friend of the Comic Strip Live! Myq Kaplan performed once again on the TBS’ late night talk show Conan.

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Congratulations Myq! Great set!

To find out when you can see Myq next at the Comic Strip, keep an eye on our schedule!

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“In The Tank with Jon Fisch” Returns!

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A few weeks ago, longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live! and recent guest on CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman” Jon Fisch gave the world a late Hanukkah present when he returned for season five of his popular, award-nominated podcast “In The Tank.”

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Fisch has had many great guests on his show through the years and he kicks off season five with another wonderful guest in a Strip favorite Mike VecchioneCheck it out here!

Congrats Jon Fisch! Keep the ball rolling in 2012!

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Jim Gaffigan to Release New Hour Special For $5!

Longtime friend of the Comic Strip Live! Jim Gaffigan announced this morning that his new hour special “Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe” will be released exclusively on his website, at a price no one who calls themselves a comedy fan can refuse.

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Inspired by the success of fellow comedian Louis C.K., the incredibly talented and influential Mr. Gaffigan is shunning the traditional distribution routes and is self-producing his new hour of stand-up, which he will then sell for a mere $5 on his website www.JimGaffigan.com

$1 (or most impressively 20% of each sale) will not go into Gaffigan’s pocket, but will instead go towards The Bob Woodruff Foundation – a charity dedicated to serving injured Veterans and their families.

Gaffigan released an explanatory statement on his WhoSay page.

I am confident that the low price of my new comedy special and the fact that 20% of each $5 download will be donated to this very noble cause will prevent people from stealing it. Maybe I’m being naïve, but I trust you guys. Besides who would want the karma of stealing money from wounded Veterans? Come on you guys. How dare you even think about it?

I know I am taking a risk here. People I respect have advised me to take the safer, more traditional route with the premiere of the special. However, I am incredibly motivated by the courage of Louie to offer his fans direct access for a low price. Buyers of my special can be assured that their money will go directly to feeding and raising my four children instead of a giant corporation. I will self-produce a high quality special with all new material that will be incredibly easy to download and then you will own it. Forever. For $5. Roughly the price of five packs of Ramen Noodles. And believe me my special is going to be much better than five packs of disgusting Ramen Noodles. Gross.”

Late last year, the aforementioned Louis C.K. made the first venture on this road of self-producing and distributing his content for a single, small price on his website and it paid off and THEN some. C.K.’s special “Live at Beacon Hall” made over $1 million in the first week, all of which could have gone directly into C.K.’s pockets. But instead C.K. handsomely donated hundreds of thousands of those dollars amongst a variety of charities, hopefully along with Gaffigan, creating a pattern for fellow comedians who choose to distribute along this route.

Check out a clip of Jim Gaffigan’s first hour special Beyond The Pale.

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